Welcome to Class 5. We are Year 5 and 6 children and Miss Randall is our teacher. She is brilliantly supported by Mr Macklin, Mrs Wilde and Miss Lucia.
In Year 5 and 6 we work hard but make time for plenty of fun along the way…
Summer in Class 5:
For the next few weeks, we will continue to prepare for the Year 6 SATS assessments.
It is exciting times in Class 5 as we begin to learn about EVOLUTION.
Here are the objectives that we’ll be covering in this epic topic:
- How have humans evolved over time?
- What scientific evidence is there to suggest the theory of evolution?
- How are offspring similar to their parents and family?
- What are genes and how do these dictate life?
- How have humans and animals adapted to specific environments?
During this exciting topic, we will be learning about different creatures and how they have adapted to their environments – this will include the ‘peppered moth’ as well as a variety of creatures that inhabit the Galapagos Islands in South America.
We will continue to think very carefully about the environment we live in and our project about Global Warming and sustainability will continue. We will be looking at how humans are impacting the environment and how we can all live more sustainable lives. As part of this, Class 5 will be conducting their own investigation to find out Slimbridge school’s ‘carbon footprint’ and how we can make our school environment greener and play our part in helping to save our planet.
We will continue to focus on a wide range of genres and work on our creative writing and grammar. We’ll be reading some really interesting books to use in our guided reading sessions, such as Skellig by David Almond, and continue to add to our brand new vocabulary wall with a selection of interesting new words.
We will spend the first few weeks of term revising specific mathematics topics in preparation for SATS. After this, we will continue to prepare the children for their next steps of learning and ensure that they reach as many of their targets as they can. Our focus this term will be:
- multiplcation and division multi-step problems and written methods
- percentages in real life situations
- graphs and interpreting data
- measures in everyday scenarios
- Roman numerals
- Reasoning problems